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Proclamations

Lt. General Sir John Coape Sherbrooke was commander of the British land forces; Rear Admiral Edward Griffith commanded a squadron of His Majesty's ships at Penobscot Bay, ME. Two manuscript proclamations by Sherbrooke and Griffith, dated September 1, 1814, during the British occupation of Penobscot, call for surrender of arms, provisioning of British troops, and retention of American laws until British law can be instituted.